The Edo period (1615–1868) in Japan was governed by warriors who earned the hereditary title of samurai. These figures were expected to cultivate "the dual way of letters and war," yet the period was defined not by war, but by commercial growth. Given the circumstances, it was a challenge to sustain military character, however, the period also afforded an opportunity to participate in cultural activities. Luke Roberts, professor of Japanese history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, introduces the lives of a number of average samurai from the Edo period, focusing on military skills and cultural activities in their lives.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Dutch DJ Hardwell (born Robbert van de Corput) is a major player on the worldwide EDM concert scene. As a matter of fact, the self-taught progressive and electro house DJ/music producer earned the 2013 title of world’s No. 1 DJ from DJ Magazine, the same night DJ powerhouse Tiesto received the Top 100 DJs Legend Award. (Tiesto and Hardwell both hail from the Dutch town of Breda.) Hardwell joined forces with Tiesto for their debut collaboration, the 2010 single “Zero 76”, as well as a North American tour that hit venues in nearly a dozen markets. In the years since, Hardwell has DJed electrifying shows for ticket holders worldwide. Hardwell’s discography includes dozens of remixes and mashups featuring artists like Avicii (“Levels”), Dada Life (“Fight Club Is Closed”), Rihanna (“Where Have You Been”) and The Wanted (“Chasing the Sun”). For his most recent single “Dare You”, Hardwell worked alongside New York singer/songwriter Matthew Koma. The vocal club anthem marks the first time an artist has premiered music via the Shazam app.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Eddie Money is an American rock guitarist, saxophonist and singer-songwriter, who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 hits and platinum albums. Rock impresario Bill Graham said of Money, "Eddie Money has it all.... Not only can he sing, write, and play, but he is a natural performer.
2100 Thousand Oaks Bl, Thousand Oaks, 91362
Lynn Harrel, one of today’s preeminent cellists, makes his New West Symphony debut with Antonin Dvořák’s lyrical and poignant Cello Concerto. Music Director Marcelo Lehninger will conduct Johannes Brahms’ sunny and ebullient Second Symphony, with its blazing final movement, is the perfect counterpoint to Dvořák’s Concerto.
Dvořák Concerto in B Minor for Cello & Orchestra, Opus 104
Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Opus 73
November 7, 8pm– Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. Tickets from $29-$82.
November 8, 8pm – Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks. Tickets from $29-$102.
November 9, 4pm – Barnum Hall, 601 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica. Tickets from $29-$82.
To purchase tickets visit newwestsymphony.org or call 866-776-8400.